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  • BHPC World Championships: July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018

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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #100 on: July 19, 2018, 12:07:07 pm »
I don't know about racing on tarmac, but cyclocross racing is too intense to ever get boring.

Depends on the tarmac.  Betteshanger is fast and relatively benign.  That track at Lincoln a couple of months ago was relatively short and all scary corners (with a sudden-death pothole and bonus lemming dog-emptiers).  Frustrating for the fully-faired contingent, who never got properly up to speed, but it taught me to stop worrying and learn to love my tyres.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #101 on: July 19, 2018, 05:14:47 pm »
Depends on the length of the circuit, the tightness of the corners and whether you have company.  Castle Combe's 1.84 miles on your own was deadly tedious; Thruxton's similar length in a bunch was lots of fun and most of the short tracks are rarely dull.
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2018, 09:46:20 am »
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Pedaldog

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #103 on: July 24, 2018, 12:09:12 am »
I've just been watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgiLLmovFcE&feature=youtu.be

 :thumbsup:
Nice. I'd be interested in the "Construction and use" Laws for this sort of thing. Brakes, Lights, Mudguards and so on.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #104 on: July 24, 2018, 12:29:19 am »
Nice. I'd be interested in the "Construction and use" Laws for this sort of thing. Brakes, Lights, Mudguards and so on.

For BHPC races it amounts to event-appropriate brakes, no stabby or fally-off bits, magic hats required, but within that pretty much anything goes: http://www.bhpc.org.uk/how-to-race-with-bhpc.aspx

For public roads, it's a pedal cycle.  The usual laws apply.  Many of these racing machines aren't road-legal as they only have one brake, for example[1].  In normal BHPC events[2], there are specific classes for road-legal part-faired/unfaired cycles.


[1] Let's not get into the it's-illegal-to-ride-a-velomobile-at-night-in-the-UK-because-you-can't-see-the-pedal-reflectors debate.
[2] The WHPVA has different categories.
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #105 on: July 24, 2018, 07:19:19 pm »
Picked up a story doing the rounds  from the World Champs . ;D
That Kim might be on the list to pilot the Burrows best recipe yet  :smug:"soup dragon " to a new UK record .
Truth or Rumour ?
Would YACF members confirm if Kims is in  training on the M6 at night  8)

RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #106 on: July 24, 2018, 07:34:04 pm »
Heard that rumour somewhere  ;D
Not sure of Soup Dragons but we have clangers in Bedfordshire.
Could be on the M6, bloody road is closed often enough overnight!!

Mr Larrington

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2018, 07:41:53 pm »
Bomber Burrows didn't mention any other names when he phoned me the other day but...
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #108 on: July 24, 2018, 08:10:23 pm »
The word is …during  training Kim triggered the average speed cameras showing 53.5 over 4 miles
That meant  :) :) :) :) faces at each mile marker .
The M6 has extra overhead and portable lighting for the road workers.
It can be quiet just before midnight ...allowing a clear run .
Highways will probably have the racing number on the video and still shots !
I think you have a 6% allowance before a ticket arrives in the post
Rich Forest has done a lot of night driving on the motorways ...perhaps he can give his opinion  ::-)

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2018, 09:09:09 pm »
This is *KER-KLUNK!* all clearly *KER-KLUNK!* untrue.  As *KER-KLUNK!* anyone who's *KER-KLUNK!* ever been on *KER-KLUNK!* the M6 knows *KER-KLUNK!* it's completely un*KER-KLUNK!*suitable for speed.

(The M6 Toll, on the other hand, has a silky smooth surface of reconstituted Mills & Boon novels, and as far as I can tell nobody's ever driven on it...)
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #110 on: July 24, 2018, 09:45:03 pm »
The M6 toll …..now that makes sense ….so much smoother …..how much were you charged ??
Did you pedal on for free  or did you ferry the bike in a car and then off loaded  it onto the hard shoulder when you thought it was all clear ?
Perhaps a night time Birmingham based Euro HPV Champs could be arranged in 2020?
The F1Singapore Grand Prix is held under floodlights .

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #111 on: July 26, 2018, 10:30:45 pm »
BTW, In case anybody is unclear about what SoupDragon is: https://youtu.be/ByhJLdh_j04  :o
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2018, 09:42:59 am »
BTW, In case anybody is unclear about what SoupDragon is: https://youtu.be/ByhJLdh_j04  :o
I thought Brunswick green was darker than that. That looks more like pea soup to me, which I suppose it should.

Interesting about the chain pitch. I know someone who until this year worked in a university research team sponsored by British Cycling and Renold Chain to look into transmission losses in track bikes. He says something as seemingly minor as a change in lubrication regime can make the difference between winning and losing, assuming constant riders, but he never mentioned 8mm pitch!
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Mr Larrington

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2018, 05:45:15 pm »
Mr Burrows has been a long-time user of 8mm pitch chain, but notes that it doesn't like being misaligned even a little bit.  Hence the graunching noises coming out of the front end of his Ratracer at Betteshanger after the front wheel bearings et themselves.
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #114 on: July 29, 2018, 10:01:27 pm »
I've just been watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgiLLmovFcE&feature=youtu.be

Part 2 is now up: https://youtu.be/zOgf_QBasuI
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zOgf_QBasuI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/zOgf_QBasuI&rel=1</a>
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #115 on: July 30, 2018, 09:08:48 pm »
Laidback Bike Report has uploaded this interview with Mike Burrows, which appears to have everything, including BRITISH self-deprecation, snark about kickball, Strong Opinons about the cycle industry, and a guy in the background preparing to refuel a Milan with a can of unleaded...

https://youtu.be/OgQ-e2lBIug
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/OgQ-e2lBIug&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/OgQ-e2lBIug&rel=1</a>
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #116 on: August 20, 2018, 12:46:01 pm »
And from the department of extremely high production values, here's the full Laid Back Bike Report video of the event:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/oxEGy0Wq13I&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/oxEGy0Wq13I&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/oxEGy0Wq13I1

The outtakes (which are bizarrely in the middle) are the best bit.
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